Grand Jury Indicts Woman For Beating Death Of Elderly Man

A 25-year-old woman was indicted for capital murder Wednesday in the death of an elderly Central Texas man who was beaten with a golf club during a burglary.

Christian Charlene Bohannon (Jail photo)

BELTON (June 11, 2014) Christian Charlene Bohannon, 25, of Killeen, who according to an arrest warrant affidavit beat an elderly Bell County man to death with a golf club during a burglary, was indicted for capital murder Wednesday.

She remains in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

She's charged in the death of Jack B. Ray, 83, who was found dead on Oct. 12, 2013, in the yard of his home on FM 439 east of Killeen.

Authorities determined that his bedroom had been ransacked.

Bohannon, the affidavit says, "provided oral and written statements that she had planned to 'hit a lick" at Jack Ray's house and described 'hitting a lick' as stealing items from the home."

"The suspect stated that during the course of stealing things the victim was hit with a golf club," the affidavit said.

A pathologist determined the wounds Ray suffered in the attack were consistent with repeated blows from a golf club, the affidavit said.

Ray was a lifelong Killeen resident who worked for many years as a civil engineer at Fort Hood and also operated his own ranch.


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